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British Council - Word Family Framework

British Council - Word Family Framework
About What is the Word Family Framework (WFF)? The WFF is a searchable resource for teachers and learners of English that consists of over 22,000 vocabulary items arranged according to six levels aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference. What can the WFF be used for? 'Vertical searches' identifying all the vocabulary items at one CEFR level identifying all the items at several CEFR levels 'Horizontal searches' identifying the CEFR level of an individual word or group of words identifying the CEFR levels of all the members of a word family in order to decide which items may be worth learning identifying unknown members of word families in order to extend a learner's vocabulary How can the WFF be searched? 1 For horizontal searches to look for a particular word or item, type the term you are looking for in the search box: Then click the Start box: 2 For vertical searches to find all the items at one or more CEFR levels, tick ( ) all the CEFR levels you want: How large is the WFF? 1. Related:  Testing & Assessmentgeneral interest

Canadian Language Benchmarks The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) comprise a 12-point scale of task-based language proficiency descriptors used to guide the teaching and assessment of ESL learners in Canada. Like the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, the Canadian Language Benchmarks describe ESL learners' successive levels of communicative achievement. The CLB's 12 benchmarks are divided into 3 parts: Stage I: Basic Proficiency; Stage II: Intermediate Proficiency; and Stage III: Advanced Proficiency. The CLB cover four skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. Each benchmark is then described in terms of "Can do" statements or "Performance Descriptors". Descriptor: Write short business or service correspondence for routine personal needs. Descriptor: Write a paragraph to relate a familiar sequence of events, description of a person, object or routine. History[edit] CLB and Assessment[edit] Examples of CLB assessments include: See also[edit]

Word Information - an English dictionary about English vocabulary words and etymologies derived primarily from Latin and Greek word origins Is There a Core General Vocabulary? Introducing the New General Service List Learning vocabulary is a complex process in which the learner needs to acquire both the form and the variety of meanings of a given lexical item. For beginner learners the main question, of course, is where to start. General vocabulary wordlists can assist in this process by providing common vocabulary items that occur frequently across different texts (Nation and Waring 1997; Nation 2001; Beglar and Hunt 2005; Carter 2012). These lists can be used directly by learners or can aid teachers or textbook writers with the selection of materials appropriate for a particular group of students. Although there are a number of different lists of frequent lexical items available for English, by far the most influential and widely used wordlist is West’s General Service List (GSL). However, a number of problems with West’s GSL have been pointed out over the years (cf. 1.1 Wordlists: a quantitative paradigm Seen from the perspective of current corpus linguistic research (cf. 2.1 Data Table 1: 1.

Avoid This Common Passive Voice Mistake! I had lunch with an old friend last weekend and we got to talking about passive voice, because that's how we roll. Something came up about verbs such as "were" and "was" that I think is confusing to a lot of people. I know it was confusing to her, and by the end of the conversation it was even confusing to me. Here's the deal: many people think any sentence that has a verb like is, was, or were is passive voice, but that's not true. A passive sentence is when the object of the sentence gets promoted to the subject position. Here's an active sentence: I mailed the letter. I is the subject, is taking the action, and is in the subject position; and the letter is the object, is being acted on, and is in the standard object position. If you flip it around and promote the object—the letter—to the subject position before the verb, you get a passive sentence: The letter was mailed by me. The letter was mailed by me. The letter was mailed. A passive voice sentence must have an object. We ran. - The Slang Dictionary WebABLLS Online Assessment for Children with Autism | Partington Behavior Analysts WebABLLS is a web-based platform for the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R) – an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system that mirrors the ABLLS‑R in an electronic format. WebABLLS incorporates the latest updates and revisions from ABLLS-R and provides an innovative level of program data management. WebABLLS is designed for use with students with autism, language delays, or other developmental disabilities. Like the print version, WebABLLS covers a range of skills necessary for students to learn to communicate successfully and learn from their everyday experiences. WebABLLS offers electronic features that enable the user to track intervention programs via the Internet platform in addition to being able to generate a total of seven types of reporting documents with various degrees of customization. WebABLLS is completely electronic; there is no physical product. Overview of Features WebABLLS 2.0 | Pricing 10-19 student profiles: 10 percent

Online Etymology Dictionary A New General Service List Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) The CEFR: transparent, coherent and comprehensive The result of over twenty years of research, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is now available in 39 languages. Six levels of foreign language proficiency The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels: A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2. The CEFR’s illustrative scales of “can do” descriptors are available in a bank of descriptors together with many other related descriptors. The CEFR is much more than proficiency scales Using the CEFR in specific contexts Responsibility of member states in the use of the CEFR

The Analysis of Verbal Behavior The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB) is a scientific journal that was established in 1982 as a peer-reviewed psychology journal. It publishes research in conceptual and empirical analysis of verbal behavior and problems of social importance.[1] History[edit] The journal was created by Mark Sundberg in 1982 after he completed his PhD at Western Michigan University in 1980. TAVB was previously a newsletter called the VB Newsletters and no publications appeared in 1984. Editorship[edit] The current editor (2012) is Anna I. Importance of the journal[edit] [...] even though one may be able to do good works without talking about it correctly, I can't help but believe that even better works are possible when verbal practices are not seriously flawed. Notable authors[edit] Technologies and applications[edit] Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program[edit] VB MAPP is an example of technology used in behavioral interventions that is based on the type of research done in TAVB.

Home page for Business English Dictionary This is an exciting new monolingual dictionary of 35,000 business-related words, phrases and meanings designed to be used by business students and anyone using or encountering English in their work. Select "Business English" from the list of dictionaries at the top of any page on Cambridge Dictionaries Online to search this dictionary. Favourite Entries Key Features Help with language The dictionary gives thousands of examples from real business texts, helpfully presented information about grammar, and there is a strong emphasis on collocation. New words Informed by the unique Cambridge Business Corpus, the dictionary includes the very latest business-specific vocabulary. Topic areas Most of the words in the dictionary have a business subject label, such as Marketing, Finance, or Computing. British English and American English Pronunciation Hear the words spoken online with thousands of British English and American English recordings: Also available as a book Other dictionaries

Tech tonic: Reboot your profits with a digital makeover 1 July 2013Last updated at 19:09 ET By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC News Is old technology preventing your business from blasting off to the stars? Is your website duller than a wet weekend in Margate? Your presentations drier than dog biscuits? Then you need a digital makeover to get your business match fit for the 21st Century. Research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests firms spending just £2,700 on average to update their hardware - desktops, mobiles, printers and the like - saw their turnover and profits rise 35% after a year. Firms spending the same amount on software enjoyed a near-40% boost to their bottom lines. "Investing in technology drives business efficiency, gives you a better understanding of your customers, drives innovation, and improves turnover and profits", says FSB spokesman Priyen Patel. So where do you start? 'Compelling content' The website, stupid. "They also expect to find you on Facebook and to be engaging with them on Twitter.

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